Dell Aero Android phone enters smartphone fray

Dell Aero Android phone enters smartphone fray
Dell Aero Android phone enters smartphone fray

In this week's Thrifty Tech column on technology options on a college budget, we take a look at the Dell Aero -- the latest Android phone on the market, which is available for $100 upon signing with AT&T.

Perhaps we're a bit too Apple-happy here at Money College, seeing as we just can't stop talking about that newfangled iPad and it's smaller, call-making brother. (Peep the logo -- telling, right?) Of course there are more smartphones out there, and we don't like showing our bias. One of these days, we'll talk Blackberry, but today, let's talk Android.

Androids have a bunch of different designs, run on multiple cellular networks, and many are less expensive than the iPhones. The newest phone to add to the pile is the Dell Aero. The initial sale price for the Aero is $100 if you sign to AT&T, making it an affordable option for students. So what is this thing all about, anyway?